Igor, My Bad Patient: Deworming as a New Uncertain Preventive Medicine

Dr Simon Yu

By Simon Yu MD

Igor, a 60-year-old, noncompliant patient returned to my clinic recently. He was having abdominal pain and rectal bleeding with bowel movement. He had been evaluated by another physician and told his CT scan was consistent with liver problems, and fatty liver. He was warned he may have other serious medical problems and required further evaluation including colonoscopy. He was scared he might have cancer and wanted my opinion. I reviewed his medical record; he had episodes of abdominal discomfort from time to time. I saw him twice during the last two years; my acupuncture meridian assessment (AMA) picked up disturbances on his large intestine, spleen/pancreas, and liver meridians. I prescribed parasite medications, but he said he did not take them.

I told him he was a noncompliant, bad patient. He sheepishly smiled, agreed he was a “bad patient,” and promised he would take his parasite medications now. He had been afraid to take them, and was hoping his abdominal pain would go away on its own as it had before. I told him his colonoscopy can wait until he finished his parasite medications, but to take the screening blood test for cancer now. When the possibility of cancer enters the patient’s mind, fear takes over, thinking of the horrors of chemotherapy, radiation, surgery, financial burdens on the family, death and dying, and the end time.

There is no promise or guarantee, but deworming the entire population might be one of the best public health policies for the prevention of modern chronic diseases. It might also break the vicious cycle of money grabbing by pharmaceutical industries for new expensive patented medications, but I doubt there will be strong political will or broad public support. Fake news, false flags, and propaganda sought to kill ivermectin as a horse dewormer, crude, unscientific, and even dangerous. Let’s start with deworming people with ivermectin, pyrantel pamoate and praziquantel. These triple parasite medications are best for tapeworms, flukes, and nematodes like Ascaris, Strongyloides, and pinworms.

For Igor, I told him the ivermectin, pyrantel pamoate, praziquantel and nystatin (for fungal infections) which I prescribed two years ago were still good after two years at room temperature and he did not have to buy new medications. Most of the stockpiled medications after the Gulf War were still good for at least 15 years stored at room temperature per a US Army study, with some caveats. From practicing AMA evaluation on patients for three decades, I know there is an increased risk of cancer when I see disturbances on the spleen/pancreas, liver, and large intestine meridians. Igor will be on triple parasite meds and one fungal med for a long time not only for parasites, but for prevention in developing more serious medical conditions. Tolerate the uncertainty in medicine – the art of medicine – and less rely on random, double-blind control studies. Deworming is a New Uncertain Preventive Medicine.Dr. Simon Yu, MD is a Board Certified Internist. He practices Internal Medicine with an emphasis on Integrative Medicine to use the best each has to offer. For more articles and information about integrative medicine, patient success stories, and Dr. Yu’s latest book, AcciDental Blow Up in Medicine: Battle Plan for Your Life, visit his website at www.preventionandhealing.com or call Prevention and Healing, Inc., 314-432-7802. You can also attend a free monthly presentation and discussion on Integrative Medicine at his office on the second Tuesday each month at 6:30 pm. Call to verify the date. Seating is limited, arrive early.